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    'Game of Thrones': This Week's Cover | PopWatch | EW.com

    Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are reluctant to raise expectations any higher, but are optimistic. “Like the book, it builds,” Benioff says. “Once the season kicks into gear, we’ve already seen stuff that makes me think it will be the best one yet. And it ought to be.” While season 2 poured a disproportionate amount of resources into the final couple hours, this round has major moments throughout; a “hammering propulsion,” as Weiss puts it. “There’s major massive events happening like I don’t think we’ve ever had before,” Weiss says. One particular “Scene Which Shall Not Be Named,” as Benioff called it, left the Thrones team devastated. “I’ve never seen the crew so emotional,” Benioff says. “If the scene has that effect on the people making it who know what’s coming, if they’re that overpowered, I think it’s going to have an overwhelming effect on people watching it.”
    Ok, so even though s3 is the first half of the 3rd book, it seems SOME events are played out of order. I have already spotted Reek in the trailer, so that arc was moved, what?, 2 books up?
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    The cast was emotional because they all just realized they would have to find new work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    'Game of Thrones': This Week's Cover | PopWatch | EW.com



    Ok, so even though s3 is the first half of the 3rd book, it seems SOME events are played out of order. I have already spotted Reek in the trailer, so that arc was moved, what?, 2 books up?
    That's the only one I see them moving up. And rightfully so. They had to, considering that they split one book into two seasons. Otherwise it would have been three seasons without Reek. I'm just curious as to HOW they're going to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    Well now I'm totally hooked. This **** is a thousand times better than Lord of the Rings.
    1000X? Hardly.

    I've just gotten into reading Thrones but I don't have HBO. I'll read the books first it seems....good stuff. Then I'll go look for the DVDs or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecktore View Post
    That's the only one I see them moving up. And rightfully so. They had to, considering that they split one book into two seasons. Otherwise it would have been three seasons without Reek. I'm just curious as to HOW they're going to do it.
    See, that's why I am not getting too incensed about shifting timelines. Events in the books, according to a lot of the prologues, are happening at roughly the same time, but the scope/scale is just so big by book 4 that a character can go 'walkies' for a book and a 1/2. The compression actually makes nothing but sense. Got to figure the scene that shall not be named, is going to happen with 2 episodes left so that folks can feel the pain like they did with Old Ned. Man, it's gonna be a punch in the junk.

    And Jom, I confess to not being a huge Tolkien fan, but as far as pure entertainment value, the thrones books imo are much better. Matter of tastes and I am sure to the Tolkien purist GOT will probably come off as more pulpy/juvenile...but give the books a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    And Jom, I confess to not being a huge Tolkien fan, but as far as pure entertainment value, the thrones books imo are much better. Matter of tastes and I am sure to the Tolkien purist GOT will probably come off as more pulpy/juvenile...but give the books a try.
    First of all, I've just started the Thrones books but so far it is GREAT...no question. However, as much as we all like to compare these kinds of things it is hard to compare most of modern fantasy fiction with LOTR. Tolkien was a linguist and his primary motivation wasn't just a "story"...he had language, alphabets and all kinds of things. These Thrones books simply wouldn't exist without Tolkien. I'm sure GRRM would agree. So I don't think Thrones is even remotely "better" than Rings...it just isn't in the same ballpark.

    I think it's is far better to compare GOT to something like Jordan's Wheel of Time. I trudged through WOT starting in the late 90s and I can tell you already I'm going to enjoy GOT more...it's easier to read because Martin gets to the point...instead of slogging around like Jordan used to.

    The "scene that shall not be named" is something, unfortunately, I already know about (got spoiled accidentally) and you are right it will be a tough one. Many are wondering how it's actually going to be presented on screen. Since I have yet to see an episode of the TV series I can't answer that but I've read many are concerned about it....for certain reasons.

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    I'm just talking about the Game of aweseme Thrones TV Show vs. The boring ass Lord Of The boring ass Rings movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    I'm just talking about the Game of aweseme Thrones TV Show vs. The boring ass Lord Of The boring ass Rings movies.
    There...you might have a very good case! I like the LOTR movies myself as they have some great moments but from the little tidbits I've seen of the GOT TV show (I've never had HBO) it looks pretty damn good. I'll reserve judgement until I do...I'm kind of holding off getting the first two seasons DVDs. I want to read more of the books first. I mean, I JUST got into this...literally...it was just a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Ok, so even though s3 is the first half of the 3rd book, it seems SOME events are played out of order. I have already spotted Reek in the trailer, so that arc was moved, what?, 2 books up?
    Reek is happening during the third book, we just don't see it in the book because there are no chapters from Reek's POV or anyone around him. Last season we got to see Robb doing things without Catelyn around, even though he is only around in the book through her POV. When Reek was introduced later on, there was a degree of background as to what he had been doing around the time of the third book.
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